Funding Opportunities

Department of Health and Human Services – SAMHSA Attention first responders and community officials addressing addiction and recovery in their communities! The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is accepting proposals for its First Responders Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Grants to support first responders and members of key community sectors addressing opioid overdose with emergency reversal drugs and devices through SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). As a component of the HHS, SAMHSA leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. The overall goal of the First Responders program is to provide resources to first responders other legally recognized volunteer organizations to train, carry, and administer Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) approved drugs and devices for emergency reversal of known or suspected opioid overdose.

Department of Justice – Office on Violence Against Women Does your organization work with victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking? The Department of Justice (DOJ) is accepting proposals for its Grants for Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking (DVSA) through the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the DOJ. The overall goals of the LAV program are to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance needed to effectively aid adult and youth (ages 11 and older) victims by providing funds for comprehensive direct legal services in legal matters relating to or arising from abuse or violence. OVW is especially seeking organizations that serve culturally specific organizations to advance racial equity, improve outreach and services to underserved and population-specific communities, and focus on sexual assault and non-intimate partner sexual assault.

Health Resources and Services Administration Does your organization provide behavioral health care services in rural areas? The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently opened its annual funding opportunity, the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Behavioral Health Care Support (RCORP-BHS). RCORP-BHS is a multi-year initiative that improves access to and quality of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and other behavioral health care services in high-risk rural areas. Ultimately, RCORP-BHS aims to reduce morbidity and mortality of SUD, including opioid use disorder (OUD), in these communities. Applications for this program are due April 19, 2022.

Health Resources and Services Administration Attention institutions of higher education with schools of medicine! The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently opened its annual funding opportunity, the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program. AHEC develops and enhances education and training networks within communities, academic institutions, and community-based organizations. These efforts support three overarching goals related to the health care workforce: increased diversity and cultural competency, enhanced distribution (especially among rural and underserved areas and populations), and practice transformation for a high-quality health care delivery system. Applications for this program are due April 6, 2022.

United States Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture Attention institutions of higher education! The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently opened its annual Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields (WAMS) funding opportunity through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). This program funds research and extension activities that increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, specifically the food and agricultural sciences. Proposals for this program are due March 31, 2022.

Department of Homeland Security – Grants for Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Attention fire departments and the nonprofit organizations that support them! The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FEMA recently opened their annual funding opportunity that assists fire departments with workforce and deployment capabilities. The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant program provides funding directly to eligible fire departments and nonprofit organizations that represent the interests of volunteer firefighters. The overall goal of the SAFER program is to improve local fire departments’ capacity for emergency response, resulting in a reduction in response times and an increase in the number of trained personnel available at an incident. The proposal deadline is coming up quickly on February 4, 2022.

Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration Attention agencies that work with at-risk youth! The Department of Labor (DOL) – Employment and Training Administration (ETA) recently opened applications for its annual YouthBuild program. This program supports organizations that provide education, occupational skills training, and/or employment services to youth ages 16 to 24. Through the wrap-around model that includes mentoring, trauma-informed care, counseling, and employment services, these at-risk youth perform meaningful work within their communities while developing in-demand occupational skills. The deadline for proposals is coming up quickly on January 21, 2022.

  Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - FY22 Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants (CCBHC Expansion Grants)  Is your agency looking to expand services to become a certified community behavioral health clinic (CCBHC)? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarding $312 million in funding for nearly 156 awards in the FY2022 Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants competition. The purpose of this program is to increase access to and improve the quality of community mental and substance use disorder treatment services through the expansion of CCBHCs. This grant has a deadline of May 17, 2022

United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development Is your organization or government agency seeking to improve broadband access in rural areas? Check out this great opportunity from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA recently announced at least $1.15 billion in loans and grants to enhance access to high-speed internet for rural residents through its ReConnect Program. ReConnect uses a variety of funding instruments (loans, grants and loan-grant combinations) to support construction costs, improvements, or facility and equipment acquisition needed to provide sufficient access to broadband service. This improved infrastructure and access will ultimately support long-term economic development in rural communities. Applications for this program are due February 22, 2022.